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Leatherneck10
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He (MA) cooked his own goose in the community when he called Macomb racist. That was, in my opinion, the end of his chances to get the presidency here.
wiu712
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WIU Board Poised to Hire New University President.
From Tri-States Public Radio, WIUM-FM:
https://www.tspr.org/post/wiu-board-poi ... -president

Martin Abraham will not be selected for WIU presidency.
From the McDonough County Voice:
https://www.mcdonoughvoice.com/news/202 ... presidency

WIU Interim President Martin Abraham: Thank You.
http://wiu.edu/news/newsrelease.php?release_id=17518
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Leatherneck10 wrote: Wed Nov 11, 2020 4:55 pm He (MA) cooked his own goose in the community when he called Macomb racist. That was, in my opinion, the end of his chances to get the presidency here.
The thing I liked most about MA was he did not sugar coat reality and faced adversity with sound and stern, when necessary, policy decisions. I hope we are not back to sweeping things under the rug just to save face. We shall see.
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Leatherneck10
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I didn't mind him calling the town out, but I lost respect for him when he backtracked as soon as it became a news story. I felt he was trying to play both sides of the card. Can't do that. Leaders own their words.
leatherneckcountry
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Dr Huang has officially been approved as WIU 12th president.
wiu712
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Guiyou Huang Named 12th President of WIU.
http://wiu.edu/news/newsrelease.php?release_id=17532
wiu712
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January 1 Start Date for New WIU President.
From Tri-States Public Radio, WIUM-FM:
https://www.tspr.org/post/january-1-sta ... -president
wiu712
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From the McDonough County Voice:

Community reacts to WIU replacing Abraham as President.
https://www.mcdonoughvoice.com/story/ne ... 330475002/

BOT Chair Radosh weighs in on WIU president selection.
https://www.mcdonoughvoice.com/story/ne ... 328957002/


Interview with WIU's New President.
From Tri-States Public Radio, WIUM-FM:
http://www.leathernecknation.net/forum/ ... =5&p=31499
GV Dad
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Going to miss Dr A! What a great guy that did so much for this Univ in the small and difficult time he had here. Good luck to him!
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GV Dad wrote: Sat Dec 05, 2020 1:03 pm Going to miss Dr A! What a great guy that did so much for this Univ in the small and difficult time he had here. Good luck to him!
Update on Dr. Abraham's situation. He's being "reassigned" from his position as Provost to a faculty position in Engineering and Technology. I have also heard that he is up for a couple of positions elsewhere, but I don't know what positions and where.
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